Book your place TODAY to explore what needs to be done and to delve into good practice case studies which explain how this might be achieved.
Re-connecting with Maths
Engaging practitioners and parents in children’s mathematical development
Regional Seminars: London 23 June 2015, Leeds 25 June 2015
‘Don’t worry it’s okay to be no good at Maths…because I was no good at it either.’
The perception that being bad at maths is ‘OK’ is a myth which this set of seminars aims to dispel. This phrase may be familiar to many of us from our own childhood as an expression used to comfort a child when they are frustrated by numbers, problem solving and day to day activities.
Maths is important. The findings of the recent All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for mathematics highlighted the growing gap in the quality of the delivery of the mathematical area of learning in the EYFS. It highlighted the need to build the workforce’s confidence, understanding and enthusiasm in this area and in turn, their capacity to engage with parents and impact on the home learning environment. Mathematical development, like all areas of learning in the EYFS, needs to be well thought through and developed through reflective practice in order to be effective and meet the needs of all children.
The day will begin by looking at what needs to be done and then delve into good practice case studies which explain how this might be achieved.
Although there are some concerns about the early years maths curriculum, the pivotal change needs to be in the attitudes, confidence and understanding of maths by those closest to the child.
• Judith Stevens – Early Years Consultant and author specialising in mathematics
• Elaine Bennett, teacher, author and Early Years Consultant
• Dr Jacqui Hardie, Early Years Consultant, 4Children
Who should attend?
• Leaders and managers of all early years settings
• Practitioners working in the early years
• Early Years Providers
We greatly look forward to seeing you there